|Cards on the left are mine. Those on the right - up for grabs!|
I've also updated my want list, hoping to eliminate a few set needs. The latest additions include 2019 Gypsy Queen and more from 2018 Heritage. I decided to complete several insert sets which means I need YOU! Please check out the Send Help tab to see what has me crying, begging and pleading.
Staying ahead of my traditional 'one year to share a trade' deadline, here's a wonderful group of cards from Greg's Collective Mind. His blog theme is based on Star Trek's Borg. Of all species found in the many Trek series, Borg were the most frightening to me. Greg is nothing like them. He made me say that.
Greg's been known to take our want-lists along to card shows. Here's a look at a few of his generosities:
|A nice batch of 2007 Heritage Tigers - needed!|
2014 Golden Age was a fun box break. I have a greater appreciation for this set with each passing year. Greg included this Sweet Willie Horton auto in the same package with this fine gem:
The highly coveted Covington! I love this card for a couple reasons; the bat rack is an obvious one, the old Braves logo patch another. We're lucky to have this shot of Wes on his 61 Topps card. In 1961, Wes became one of those rare players to spend time with four teams over the course of one year: Braves, White Sox, A's and Phillies. This was on my list of 'gotta have it' cards.
Greg, thanks for your thoughtfulness! I apologize for taking so long to share these on the blog.
Of course, 1962 Topps gave us another awesome Covington bat card, this time as a Phillie. We could've had him in any one of the four uniforms. I picked this one from a dollar bin.
My favorite vintage dealer, Danny, has cards 15 for $10. He's always adding new ones to the selection. I looked through 70 Topps to find a few bats I needed:
|I love that Hiatt's bat crosses another in the shot, making an 'X'.|
|2019 Heritage may have a few choice dugout shots but the bats are sorely missing.|
My favorite modern dealer had a stack of vintage cards, something you'll rarely find on his table. He bought a collection which included some old Bowman. Now, these aren't for everyone. Glued into a scrapbook for who knows how many years, then ripped from their pages - at a quarter per, they were coming home with me.
I'm not a full out condition snob but these don't fit my slowly growing collection of 51 and 52 Bowmans. I have probably a hundred or so, preferring them mid-grade. So what to do with them...?
And how about this old Snuffy Stirnweiss '48 Leaf for a whopping one dollar bill? He's a keeper!
Many of the nickel cards will begin finding their way to new homes soon via PWE surprises. Some will show up on the Pick Pockets tab. I have a 'no nickel refractor left behind' policy. I scooped up all I could find. Rediscover Topps junk wax? Got it.
P-Town gets first dibs on the Vogelmonster. He loves those Cubbies but thinks Dan's the man, and has for some time! Topps Chrome is colorful but not refractory. I've never seen these cards.
|A nice batch of camo Prizms are hiding in this post somewhere.|
Topps Stars. A lot of thought went into this product. The more rare the parallel, the larger the photo crop is on front. Back off, Chipper!
Have a roll of nickels? If you've learned anything about me from this post, it's that I'm a cheap date!